Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sourdough Sandwich Bread
This is a sufficiently sour loaf to satisfy your craving for rich, tangy sourdough. The oil and milk lend a lighter texture and even crumb pleasing when you prefer something a little less rustic.
Combine 1 cup Rye Starter, 2 cups milk or buttermilk, 2 Tbsp sugar and 2 cups bread flour. Cover and ferment 8-12 hours.
Add 5 cups bread flour ( enough to make a workable dough), 2 teaspoons instant yeast, 2 Tbsp salt, and 1/3 cup oil. Knead 7 minutes until smooth and satiny. Allow to rise about 2 hours. Divide dough and shape into three loaves. Allow to rise over the edges of the bread pan, about an hour. Bake at 375F for 35 minutes.